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DLA Piper ABBC

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

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What the team is known for

A firm frequently endorsed for its geographic reach, DLA Piper is highlighted by sources for delivering an integrated approach to an array of transactional and contentious proceedings. Across its network, the firm has a strong commitment to sector groups and industry-focused expertise, with retail, pharmaceuticals and technology representing key areas of focus. Its Lisbon office houses a large team of lawyers regularly instructed by a broad variety of Portuguese and international clients on an array of  transactional and contentious matters.

Its international transactional offering is predominantly driven by its M&A team, which is well versed in acquisitions, divestments and corporate restructuring. It is also active in the private equity space and is noted for its focus on the real estate sector. DLA Piper's Portuguese set-up also boasts a fully-fledged disputes practice, demonstrating expertise in sophisticated employment and IP litigation. Its comprehensive global network renders the firm an attractive proposition for multinational clients in Portugal seeking cross-border advice.

Strengths

"DLA Piper is extremely knowledgeable and has good international resources for cross-border questions," says one impressed client.

Appreciating the breadth of the firm's international coverage, another client underlines that "DLA Piper's cross-border capabilities are an advantage to us as a global company," adding that "it helps to have an office in almost every country in which we operate."

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